- 04 Aug 18
This Dublin-born folk/rock artists started her career as a sessions musician, including a long stint with The Irish National Symphony Orchestra. She’s most well-known for her hit song ‘Sophie’ and her classic Irish album A Woman’s Heart which sold over 750,000 copies.
‘Though Humble The Banquet’ melds smooth jazz with traditional Irish storytelling to create a lovely ballad for the summer. A steady, soulful trumpet and light beat held by the drums give off a tranquil vibe that feels like a mother’s lullaby. McEvoy effortlessly transitions from light, nonsensical vocals to powerful profession of her lysics. After over a decade long career, McEvoy proves she can still crank out passionate, beautiful tunes.
The single is part of her newest album, The Thomas Moore Project, which dropped last week. It pays more than homage to this highly celebrated 18/19 century Irish poet, singer, songwriter and entertainer.
“The Thomas Moore Project is the first significant step in my long journey to discover the wonderful songs and extraordinary life of Thomas Moore. I’m not sure when I began my intriguing quest but I do remember singing Thomas Moore songs in a choir when I was around nine years of age,” McEvoy said.
Check out the track below: